A beautiful smile can help someone feel empowered in both their personal and professional life, but the opposite is also true if a person feels self-conscious about noticeable flaws like stains, chips, cracks, or gaps. At Chisholm Trail Dental Health, Dr. Asay can make any imperfections that are holding your smile back seemingly disappear using the power of cosmetic dentistry. Thanks to his artistic touch and years of experience, he can turn your dream smile into a reality, often in just one or two easy appointments. To get started, contact us today.
Porcelain veneers have been a go-to treatment for famous actors and models for decades, and that’s because this one procedure can instantly give someone big, bright, and beautiful teeth in just two appointments. Extremely thin ceramic shells are fitted over the front of the teeth, allowing us to change their shape, size, and color to whatever a patient wants. They are always custom-made, so you can get just one or an entire set to achieve a dramatic transformation.
We’re often tasked with repairing teeth that can be seen prominently in the smile, and for these situations, metal-free crowns provide the perfect solution. They are made of 100% dental porcelain, and in addition to being just as strong and durable as real enamel, they also perfectly mimic the appearance of natural teeth as well. In the end, you get a result that blends seamlessly into the smile, ensuring that only you and Dr. Asay will know that you’ve had dental work!
Even minor imperfections like small chips, tiny stains, and thin gaps can completely throw off the appearance of the smile, but cosmetic bonding is able to fix them in just an hour or less. A composite resin that has been color-matched to your teeth will be applied to any damaged/missing enamel, and Dr. Asay will shape it to look like a natural part of your tooth, hiding any aesthetic issue along the way. Not only is this procedure fast, but painless as well, and the results can be trusted to look great for up to a decade.
Stains can form on the teeth due to many reasons, including coffee, wine, tobacco, natural aging, or just unlucky genetics. However, professional strength teeth whitening can easily break them up and deliver the dramatic results you just can’t get with a store bought treatment. Either with a fast procedure we complete in-office or a custom-made kit you use at home, we can make your smile 6-8 shades whiter right before your eyes.
The ideal smile shows just the right proportion of lips, teeth, and gums. For some patients, an over-prominent gum line can cause their teeth to look too short and stubby, and this can also make them more susceptible to developing gum disease. Fortunately, our soft tissue laser can quickly and painlessly remove any excess gum tissue to elongate the teeth without causing any bleeding or swelling. In just one appointment, we can restore balance to any smile.Gum Recontouring
Getting a treatment that can change the appearance of your smile is a big decision, so wouldn’t it be nice if you could see the results before you actually sat in the dental chair? With Virtual Smile Design, that’s exactly what you can do! Using a picture of your current smile, we can digitally edit it to reflect how porcelain veneers, whitening, or any other treatment you’re interested in will affect it. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect, can easily ask for adjustments, and we can ensure you’ll absolutely love the results.
Cosmetic dentistry in Round Rock is an excellent way to give your confidence a boost by achieving your dream smile. Although you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, it’s a big investment. In some cases, you may even need to permanently alter your teeth. We understand you have several questions before you’re ready to get started. Dr. Asay will address all your concerns during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are a few answers to some of the most common questions we hear.
We understand your schedule is busy, and your time is valuable. Unfortunately, you may need more than one appointment to reach your aesthetic goals; however, there are some treatments Dr. Asay can perform in a single visit, like teeth whitening
During your initial consultation, Dr. Asay will discuss the timeframe you can expect it to take to transform your teeth. If you need multiple appointments, we strive to keep you on track with your treatment plan through convenient office hours. We also use the latest advancements in dentistry to streamline the process, such as digital impressions.
Cosmetic dentistry is well known for its aesthetic benefits, but few people have heard about the advantages it has for your oral health. Correcting certain aesthetic flaws can actually improve your smile, like a metal-free dental crown. It not only looks like a real tooth, but it also restores its health and function. It can also protect your tooth from future damage to ensure it stays strong and healthy for a lifetime.
When choosing your treatments, Dr. Asay keeps both the health and aesthetic benefits in mind to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Unfortunately, most dental insurance carriers will not cover treatments that only offer elective benefits; however, restorative and cosmetic dentistry now often overlap. There are many cosmetic treatments that also provide restorative benefits. If your dentist in Round Rock deems a cosmetic procedure necessary to your dental health, your insurance may cover a portion of the cost. We’ll work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to maximize the value of your benefits to reduce the amount you need to pay.
Too often, people believe cosmetic dentistry is too expensive for the average person. While this may have been true in the past, there are several affordable treatments. At Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we remove as many barriers as possible that may prevent you from achieving your dream smile. We work to help keep your procedures within your budget.
Besides working with your dental insurance, we accept several forms of payment, including third-party financing with CareCredit. Based on your credit’s approval, you’re given the funds you need for your treatments. You then replay the amount using a payment plan that accommodates your budget.
If you still have questions about cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Asay takes the time to answer them to give you the peace of mind you need to make the best choices for your smile.